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  • Summary: Black Ops returns - in your face. Featuring gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat, a massive Zombies offering with 3 full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in one huge battle royale experience featuring the largest map in Call ofBlack Ops returns - in your face. Featuring gritty, grounded, fluid Multiplayer combat, a massive Zombies offering with 3 full undead adventures at launch, and Blackout, where the universe of Black Ops comes to life in one huge battle royale experience featuring the largest map in Call of Duty history, signature Black Ops combat, characters, locations and weapons from the entire Black Ops series. Soldier up for all-out combat – tailor made for the Black Ops community. [Treyarch] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Oct 15, 2018
    95
    The title features more modes, settings, and ways to engage than any game in the series I can recall. The blazing new Blackout mode steals the zeitgeist of the battle royale’s thunder, packaging it in a polished, powerful entry to the burgeoning genre. If you’re willing to eschew single-player completely, the payoff is worth it.
  2. Oct 11, 2018
    90
    In Blackout, Treyarch has proved the series can still be agile and forward-thinking, while smart changes to Zombies and multiplayer show there's still plenty of life in these old bones.
  3. Oct 20, 2018
    87
    The most comprehensive, varied, and balanced multiplayer experience in call-of-duty history.
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has absolutely revived the series. With Blackout mod and special characters, we have a new game which will keep us busy for very long time to come.
  5. Nov 5, 2018
    80
    Was it worth it to sacrifice the single-player campaign? If this was the only way to create this awesome multiplayer package, then yes, absolutely. Black Ops 4 channels the spirit of the first two Modern Warfare games, and this is an achievement by itself.
  6. Oct 20, 2018
    80
    Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 lands with a quality combination featuring multiplayer, Zombies, and the new Blackout battle royale mode. It's a clean, polished package of multiplayer goodness all around. The lack of single-player campaign still hurts, but for some, it probably won't be missed.
  7. 60
    Black Ops 4 combines all the elements of pop culture in gaming and the ease of access the franchise has always offered into one of the best Call of Duty games to come out in recent time. However, the AAA asking price for a minimized full title is slightly unnerving, as the game cannot and does not offer a full experience.

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  1. Positive: 31 out of 171
  1. Oct 12, 2018
    10
    Let me start off by saying I haven’t liked a Call of Duty since Black Ops 1. This one is fantastic. The multiplayer maps are really balancedLet me start off by saying I haven’t liked a Call of Duty since Black Ops 1. This one is fantastic. The multiplayer maps are really balanced and blackout is the best battle royale out there right now. In fact it’s the first battle royale I’ve actually enjoyed. The lack of single player was a little disappointing but you can tell the development team really made up for it by focusing on the expanded zombies mode and battle royale. Also would like to say it runs great on PC. I’m using a GTX 980 which is a couple years old and I’m getting a steady frame rate above 80 fps at all times. Would highly recommend this. Expand
  2. Oct 20, 2018
    9
    This is good that is all. need some work on some bugs and crashes but overall very good.
  3. Oct 12, 2018
    4
    Black Ops 4 is literally Black Ops 3.5.

    It's not innovating and not fun at all, here's why. 1) It's now only on the Blizzard client
    Black Ops 4 is literally Black Ops 3.5.

    It's not innovating and not fun at all, here's why.

    1) It's now only on the Blizzard client which means they cut the user-base more than half. Why not release it on both Blizzard and Steam? No harm, no foul.

    2) $60. For $60 you get Multiplayer/competitive, Battle Royale and Zombies. Back then (years ago) we got, a Campaign, Multiplayer/competitive and Zombies. Now you pay more for less. They put all their development resources into Battle Royale so they skipped out on the Campaign.

    3) Battle Royale. 80% of players who bought Black Ops 4 are playing Blackout, the Battle Royale mode in this game. It's not a standalone game, not free or let's say $5 - 20 dollars, it's an add-on which means this tacked-on gamemode will die once the next Call of Duty comes out. Horrible business model. Did I mean it's unbalanced which it needs the standalone release for consistent updates?

    4) Remastered maps. The development team lost it's "soul" and they just recreate old maps and make them "new" in order to not make new maps. Back to the not being innovating.

    5) Operators. These "specialists" are basically Operators from Rainbow Six: Siege now. Back to the not being innovating.

    6) Server tick-rate is low which means locked FPS.

    7) Gameplay. Everyone is "squishy." You need to put 2 - 3 magazines into someone in order to kill them. Hardcore is best way to play for this type of game. If not, have fun going around a corner and someone camping it.

    Non-PC issue:
    7) No cross-platform, Xbox players and PlayStation players can't play with each other.
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  4. Oct 20, 2018
    1
    The bugs make the game actually unplayable. Connection drops out constantly, absolute **** fps. I'm ashamed to even call this a game at thisThe bugs make the game actually unplayable. Connection drops out constantly, absolute **** fps. I'm ashamed to even call this a game at this point. It's like Black Ops II got a pc port done in 15 minutes by a high school CS student.

    DO NOT BUY.
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  5. Nov 17, 2018
    0
    This is just so bad. Worst COD game ever, so bad. SO BAD. THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAAAAAD, ITS SO BAD. IThis is just so bad. Worst COD game ever, so bad. SO BAD. THIS IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BAAAAAD, ITS SO BAD. I want a refund. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2018
    0
    Terrible connection issues. From in-game issues, to post game issues (the game crashes after the game so you loose all the XP). The terribleTerrible connection issues. From in-game issues, to post game issues (the game crashes after the game so you loose all the XP). The terrible overall connection ruins the game completely since it's now fully multiplayer oriented. It's funny how they make a fully multiplayer game with the worst connection of all. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2018
    0
    Эта игра полное говно! Если вы вдруг задумались брать её или нет, то для начала сходите к врачу, а потом поймите что покупать ЭТО за минимумЭта игра полное говно! Если вы вдруг задумались брать её или нет, то для начала сходите к врачу, а потом поймите что покупать ЭТО за минимум 2к рублей- это идиотизм. Я никогда так не жалел о покупке игры, а я между прочим купил PUBG и CS:GO. Так зачем же я это сделал? -"ЛУЧШИЙ БАТЛ РОЯЛЬ В МИРЕ"- вот из-за этой фразы, я люблю этот режим, но нормальных его представителей как не было (так и нет) PUBG настолько надоел всеми своими проблемами что я решился потратить 2к на КАЛ оф дюти млять. Что в итоге? Ну про оптимизацию можно молчать. Игра которая по сути из 13-го года просит больше чем PUBG, мыло от которого я не смог избавиться (скорее всего дело во мне). Игры, которые ты ищешь по 10 минут в итоге попадая к 20-ти противникам ДИНАМИКА ШО ПИ3ДЕЦ! Режими из старых КАЛ оф дюти. Персонажи от туда же. Нету одиночки. КОРОЧЕ СУКА АКТИВИЖОН ЗА ЧТО ТУТ ПЛАТИТЬ 2К? КТО НИБУДЬ СКАЖИТЕ ЗА ЧТО Я, МУДАК ТАКОЙ, ОТДАЛ 2 ТЫСЯЧИ? Expand

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